Antonio Y. Hardan, MD
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
Palo Alto, CA
Dr. Hardan is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University. Dr. Hardan is a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist as well as a general psychiatrist with more than 15 years experience assessing and treating children and adults with developmental disorders including autism.
After his residency in General Psychiatry at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, Dr. Hardan completed a child fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh.
Following his graduation, Dr. Hardan joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry until his move to Stanford University in 2006. Over the years, he has won several teaching awards including the John Romano Award at the University of Rochester and the “Outstanding Teacher” at Stanford University.
Dr. Hardan’s research expertise is in the neurobiology of autism and in the development of innovative treatment. He served as a principal investigator on numerous projects examining the neurobiology of autism and assessing the effectiveness of a wide range of interventions. He is the recipient of an R01 (MH083972) “A Neuroimaging Study of Twin Pairs with Autism” and a pilot grant from Autism Speaks examining the effectiveness of pivotal response group treatment for parents of young children with autism. He has completed several investigations aimed toward increasing our understanding of the pathophysiology of pervasive developmental disorders while applying multimodal imaging techniques. Dr. Hardan has also led several clinical trials examining the effectiveness of novel interventions such as N-acetylcysteine and pivotal response group training in children with autism.
Dr. Hardan has published more than 50 journal articles and has co-authored several book chapters in the field of developmental disorders and autism.
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